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How can i change the file extension?

by littlemonk (Sexton)
on Sep 23, 2012 at 19:06 UTC ( #995234=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
littlemonk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi all, How can i change file extension of a file using perl ..suppose i have some files with ".txt" extension in a directory i wanna change these file to ".html" how can i do that in perl?

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Re: How can i change the file extension?
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Sep 23, 2012 at 19:19 UTC
Re: How can i change the file extension?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 23, 2012 at 19:17 UTC
    Take a look at the 'rename' function (perldoc -f rename).
    foreach my $file (glob '/path/*.txt') { (my $new_file = $file) =~ s{txt\z}{html}; rename $file => $new_file; }
Re: How can i change the file extension?
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on Sep 23, 2012 at 22:12 UTC

    To change the file extension is easy, either renaming or i.e:

    use File::Copy; copy("text.txt","text.html")

    But note that this is not the same as to change the type of file.

    So you probably want instead to convert your files to html files, and this is a different problem. Take a look to the module TextToHTML

    If you use GNU the file extension is not really relevant, you could have a jpg named file.txt or file.pdf and will be perfectly recognised as image

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